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We're going to the early show and want to eat nearby - any suggestions?

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  1. You'll want to look at the recent thread "In Nashville for 2 Days." Basically, there's nothing much near there, because of the flood in May. Some people recommend Ellendale's, and there's also a Waffle House not too far.

    Where are you staying? There may be something on your way there or back.

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    Ellendale's Restaurant
    2739 Old Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN 37214

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    1. re: nm1

      The choices in that part of town are sparse for non-chain food, even before the flood. Ellendale's is really the only thing worth mentioning, and it's in that general part of town but not the immediate area. The outlet mall is out of commission so those chain restaurants aren't available. Other than that, there's a Caney Fork Fish Camp, a Shoney's, a Bob Evans, a Cracker Barrel.

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      Ellendale's Restaurant
      2739 Old Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN 37214

      Cracker Barrel
      716 N Campbell Station Rd, Knoxville, TN 37934

      Caney Fork Fish Camp
      2400 Music Valley Dr, Nashville, TN 37214

    2. Go to Cock of the Walk. It's nearby. Great catfish and fixins.

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      Cock of the Walk
      2624 Music Valley Dr, Nashville, TN 37214

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      1. re: jamiecarroll

        I was hoping to be closer so we wouldn't have to eat too early. Any suggestions for something that might not be too long of a drive.

        1. re: LMRose

          Actually, just looked at the menu for Ellendale's and it's probably fine, since it's convenient. We'll be eating some really good (and bad for you) food for our other meals. Thank you.

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          Ellendale's Restaurant
          2739 Old Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN 37214

      2. When are you going? If at all possible I would not stay near the Opry property, especially since the flood. Much better options downtown and you can take a cab out to the Opry. The food options there are terrible.

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        1. re: smoot60

          We stayed at the Renaissance near the Opry (which I wouldn't recommend) but had no choice since there was a football game and all downtown hotels were booked. We actually liked Ellendales - mostly organic and local. The best meal was at Arnold's.

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          Ellendale's Restaurant
          2739 Old Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN 37214